On Screen Dayton Reviews

Oscar Hopeful THEORY OF EVERYTHING Opens at THE NEON!

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Hello DaytonMostMetro Fans, I've got good news. WHIPLASH and BIRDMAN will be able to share a screen starting this Wednesday. That said, if you need to see either of these films, I'd suggest hurrying down. They may not last more than one more week. Tomorrow (Wed, Nov. 26), we will open a film that I know many of you will embrace - THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. When I saw this film at the World Premiere in Toronto, the auditorium was packed with stars who were anxious to see the film - including Jon Stewart, Julie Taymor and Andrew Garfield. The standing ovation was remarkable, and hearing Eddie … [Read more...]



THE NEON Has 2 Big Hits with CHEF & BELLE!

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Hello Everyone, We had an absolutely terrific holiday weekend. Audiences are loving CHEF and BELLE, and we're going to hold them both. Many thanks to all of you who came out to support these films. I know that many of you are anxious to see some of our upcoming selections - like FED UP and ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE and JODOROWSKY'S DUNE...please rest assured that these films will eventually make their way to THE NEON. Our opening dates can move for a variety of reasons, and we appreciate your patience as some of the films get shifted. Stay tuned to this newsletter or our website for the … [Read more...]



Ralph Fiennes’ INVISIBLE WOMAN Opens Friday at THE NEON

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Hello Everyone, It's time to start moving along at THE NEON. If you still need to see AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, tomorrow (Thursday) will be its last day with us. The Coen Brothers' INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS will stick around for another week, and on Friday we'll open the new film directed by (and starring) Ralph Fiennes - THE INVISIBLE WOMAN. Remaining showtimes for this week can be found at www.neonmovies.com Synopsis for THE INVISIBLE WOMAN: "Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in … [Read more...]



Englewood Cinema Hosts Horrorama 2012

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Friday October 26th the 16th annual Halloween themed all night movie bash Horrorama played the Englewood Cinema showing five cinema slashers from new brain smashing movies dedicated to 50’s era horror, to early 80’s comic book capers, mid 80’s gory reanimation, late 80’s campy horrifying hair metal and a local, well-made historical true crime shockumentary based on the most infamous ‘family’ of the late 60’s. Since 1997 Horrorama has been a premiere event showcasing the newest in local film, best horror movies of any given era and just plain messed up, underground, weird, cult stuff you’ll … [Read more...]



A Sinister Approach to Found Footage Genre

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From the producer of Paranormal Activity and writer/director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister is being marketing as a horror film which it is but is much more than your run of the mill haunted house story. Its part horror, suspense, psychological thriller, supernatural ghost story, true crime drama and even part snuff film.  It gives plot nods to The Amityville Horror and in smaller extent The Strangers. Ethan Hawke plays Ellison Oswalt a true crime writer moving his family into a murder house so he can write a book about it and re-ignite his career.  The local sheriff’s none to pleased … [Read more...]



REVIEW: Consumption Of The Heart/The Collective Volume IV Play Englewood Cinema

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Friday night September 28th local director Andrew Copp premiered the only Dayton theatrical showing of his new film Consumption Of The Heart. A 10 minute short that will be included in Jason Hoover’s upcoming collection of zombie themed films in The Collective Volume V premiering at the November Days of the Dead convention in Chicago. Filmed in two days Consumption is a living dead love story about a couple’s relationship on a downward spiral and how it’s changed when both undergo weird, mysterious physical changes which may or may not be caused by an outside epidemic. Fans, viewers, local … [Read more...]



And The Oscar Goes To…

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A delightful silent film shot in stunning black and white and the moving saga of African-American maids in the Deep South particularly attracted the 6,000 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who determined nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards. “Hugo” leads the pack with 11 nominations, but faces stiff competition from “The Artist,” a frontrunner on the verge of a sweep. Equally noteworthy is the best adapted screenplay category which has local ties thanks to “The Ides of March,” co-written by Beau Willimon, George Clooney and Grant Heslov based on … [Read more...]



PINA is visceral tour de force must see film for everyone

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Having reviewed dance in Dayton for DMM for the last season and a half I have always talked about my love and passion for all things related to dance. This passion has driven me literally to commute to Columbus for three years for a Masters Degree in dance. I have sacrificed my paycheck to send a needy student away to a summer dance program to give them a chance. I am willing to get up at the crack of dawn to read dance articles and watch YouTube clips of companies from around the world. I have drawn the ire from some people in this community because of my honest and less than salutatory … [Read more...]



“Pina” A must see film for lovers of dance and film!

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It is not very often that I get to write about dance presented in a different medium. But a film like Pina is an exception worthy of all of the attention and buzz. This incredible documentary is of the works of Pina Bausch, one the most stunningly original artistic voices of our lifetime. Ms. Bausch agreed to work with the brilliant film director Wim Wenders, who was inspired to create the film after seeing a performance of her company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Filmed in 3-D and 2-D, this is a dazzling treat no matter the cinematic format. In the film, you will get the opportunity to … [Read more...]



Film Review – Ghost Rider – Spirit of Vengeance (C+)

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I don’t think a movie has ever benefitted more strongly from comparison with its predecessor. Directed by Mark Neveldine from a story by David Goyer (of Blade, Batman Begins and FlashForward fame), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is by no means a great film. In fact, it’s rather woefully put together in some ways, and if you’re not a fan of Nicolas Cage I’d skip it altogether, since this is definitely one of his more idiosyncratic performances. But compared to his earlier turn as the skull-faced superhero in 2007, Spirit of Vengeance is a masterpiece. Cage returns as Johnny Blaze, a … [Read more...]